The truth and the incredible pain stemming from his gruesomely injured leg were dueling enemies for Pharaoh Brown.
Houston Texans tight end Pharaoh Brown (85) makes a 16-yard touchdown reception against. Cleveland Browns cornerback Terrance Mitchell (39) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at FirstEnergy Stadium Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Cleveland.
No one, not his mother, nor his wife, nor medical personnel wanted to reveal the potentially awful news.
While playing for Oregon in a road game against Utah, Brown suffered such a serious injury to his right knee — tearing ligaments including his anterior cruciate ligament and stretching an artery in his leg, which caused internal bleeding and cut off blood flow below his shin — that doctors considered amputating his lower leg.
The injury was so gross as Brown awkwardly stepped on a teammate’s foot